Citrix warns that Windows 10's Edge browser borks Receiver

As it should, seeing as it relies on ActiveX


“When you point your finger cos your plan fell through”, sang rock dinosaurs Dire Straits in their 1980 tune Solid Rock, “you got three more fingers pointing back at you.”

Perhaps folks down Citrix way are listening to that tune today after posting a piece about how Edge, Microsoft's new browser, makes it hard to run its Receiver application.

“As it stands,” Citrix's Feng Huang wrote, “Edge does not support ActiveX Control or any other form of browser extensions. This makes it impossible for Citrix Receiver for Web to detect whether the native Receiver is installed and smoothly invoke the native Receiver to launch applications.”

Diddums. Citrix and Citrix users, like the rest of the world, have had months to get their heads around the fact that Edge would be hostile to plug-ins.

Huang, however, puts some blame at Microsoft's door by arguing that Edge lacks a feature to make users' choice to invoke an application persistent. He therefore argues that rather than ask users to confront a dialog every time they want to use Receiver, Citrix decided not to bother them quite so often.

There's a workaround in for the mess, in the form of the routine required to add Citrix Receiver's site to Edge's list of trusted sites. Or you could opt to use Receiver for HTML5 instead of native Receiver.

Either way, there's a little work to do before you can get Cotgrox's application delivery kit working well under Windows 10. As you should have known for months, if you've been bold enough to contemplate using Receiver so early in Windows 10's life. ®

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